Speaker Profile

Andrew Forte

Vice President, Architecture, Design & Construction, MEA

Andrew Forte has been responsible for overseeing asset improvement and project activity for the company’s growing hotel portfolio in the Middle East & Africa (MEA) since 2012.  This included the design and construction of properties in Hilton’s development pipeline, currently the most active in the region.

Heading an 18-strong team of Project Directors and Designers, Forte joined Hilton’s MEA operation following an extensive 14-year career with the company in UK and Continental Europe.  Forte’s experience covers all technical aspects of the hospitality property sector and he has also been key in helping Hilton to develop increasingly sustainable energy management and alternative energy systems.

During his time in MEA he has supported the roll out of both the upper upscale Curio Collection and midscale Hilton Garden Inn to the region and also pioneered innovative construction techniques custom designed for developing markets. 

A proficient public speaker, Forte speaks fluent English, Maltese and Italian.  He is based at the company’s MEA area office in Dubai.